- Chip Kelly was the head coach of the 49ers before Kyle Shanahan.
- Kelly coached the 49ers in 2016.
The 49ers were among the NFL odds leaders to win the NFC West and make the playoffs in the first few years after Kyle Shanahan took over as head coach. But San Francisco wasn’t as successful before that.
Who Was the San Francisco 49ers’ Head Coach Before Kyle Shanahan?
Chip Kelly was the head coach of the 49ers before Kyle Shanahan. Kelly coached them for just one season, going 2-14 in 2016.
Jim Tomsula was the head coach of the 49ers in 2015 when they went 5-11. Jim Harbaugh was San Francisco’s head coach before that, from 2011-14, leading the team to a 44-19-1 record in the regular season and a Super Bowl appearance in the 2012 season.
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